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We made crayon monoprints in Art Enrichment.

We peeled paper from old broken crayons and then used pencil sharpeners to get wax shavings.  The artists randomly put the shavings onto the watercolor paper.  The students  next placed the watercolor paper on the table with waxed paper over it and a towel on top.  We used a hot iron to melt the shavings and gently pulled off the wax paper being very
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We had a great Earth Day week enjoying many fun activities and a trip to a farm.

We welcomed Earth Day with Ms. Ee also known as  “Exercise Energy” and made bouquets of flowers to decorate our classroom.  We read a colorful story named “Elmer” and sponge painted the elephant from the story.  We observed our caterpillars form into cocoons.  It will be so exciting to see them turn into butterflies!  Our class trip to the Rutgers Cook Campus Farm was
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We had fun learning about BUBBLES in Science Enrichment

We learned about surface tension while making bubbles!  Molecules in a liquid are attracted to each other and make the top of the liquid very tight.  The surface tension is also what causes water to form drops and bubbles.  We talked about why they are round, even when we blow them from a square, and what makes them last longer.  We also learned how
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Mrs. Roth’s class had a great week talking about Spring time and learning about safety!

This week the children spent time observing our Catapillars that are now fully in their cocoons waiting to transform into butterflies. The children made butterflies of their own using water bottles to spray paint to create colorful wings. The children also planted lima beans by wetting paper towels and placing the beans in clear plastic bags. we hung these in the windows so we
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Having a Great Time with Mr. G!

The children in the 5 Day Pre-K had a wonderful week.  They met Mr. G and helped take care of the Earth.  He didn’t realize he needed to throw away his GOOEY GUM!  The children taught him to reuse, reduce, and recycle.   Mr. G brought many different kinds of GAMES with him and the children enjoyed playing them all.  The best part of the
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We made S’mores Brownies in Cooking Enrichment! Delish!

In Cooking Enrichment we made s’mores brownies aka jazzed up brownies.  We practiced our egg cracking and mixing skills.  We also talked about the many different things you can add to a box brownie mix to make it your own.  Some of the things the chefs talked about adding were vanilla, graham crackers, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and so on. We also tasted dark chocolate
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We had fun reading and playing together in Literacy Enrichment.

This week in Literacy Enrichment we read “The Cows Are In The Corn” together pointing to each word with the pointer.  Each student had a turn using the pointer reading left to right pointing to the words as they repeated the story.  The students also did an activity matching the baby animals with the adults.  In Small Group we used voice to print cards
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We completed our Earth Day project this week and they came out great!

Last week our artists made their own paper mache bowls using old newspapers and flour/water paste.  Now that they are fully dry, this week in Art Enrichment we completed our Earth Day project by painting the bowls.  They all came out different, very colorful and beautiful! The artists enjoyed painting together and were very creative. They enjoyed using many different colors.  Happy Earth Day
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We made PAPER in Science Enrichment

Before making our own paper we went through our class recycling bins and found different types and colors of paper to recycle.  We made a paper pulp using used paper, hot water, a blender, and a mould and deckle.  The students selected the colors they wanted and added a little sparkle to some of them. We also read “The Earth and I” by Frank
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We had fun with the clouds, rain and rainbows…

We had a fun week talking about the weather, especially clouds, rain and rainbows.  We also did some great crafts.  We always enjoy playing together!  Luckily we were able to go play outside several times this week too.  Hoping Spring comes soon and we can spend even more time playing together outside!  We read Little Cloud by Eric Carle. After the story we  painted 
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